Located in Pays d'Auge, a part of Normandie well known for the quality of its agricultural products, the Dupont Family has run a 50 hectare Domain for over 4 generations, of which 30 hectares is apple cider orchards. The soils of the Domain, mainly marls and marly chalks, produce fruits with low yields that are rich and complex, that allows them to produce a large range of traditional and innovative products.
Etienne Dupont has been in charge of the Domaine since 1980, when he took over from his father Louis and his grand father Jules. He has improved the old orchard and has planted a further ten hectares of small standard apple trees.
Today, there are 27 hectares of typical varieties, 6000 apple trees, for the production of Cider, Pommeau and Calvados. Etienne went to Cognac to learn the art of double distillation and worked in close partnership with an oenologist. From the picking of the apples, to the final ageing of the Calvados.
Domain Dupont is fully committed to producing the best quality. Quality always comes first, often at the expense of the yield.